New Passcode Format

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On February 20, Yuri Alaric Nagassa, Stein Lightman, Martin Schubert, and H. Richard Loeb posted their thoughts on the upcoming Shōnin Anomaly on G+.

There are 6 codes scattered around their respective posts:

Yuri Alaric Nagassa
jebbbsfj5??magnus3
syvdigqw49nzhws3

Stein Lightman
ftruyqcx7misty'sfarm3
zgwqnxqz4zxxvkg4

Martin Schubert
hmfzounf2/4

H. Richard Loeb
dqvor
a9qap
4niag

At first glance, there seems to be a lack of numbers for the codes. Martin Schubert’s code looks interesting, the / character can be interpreted as the advance glyph.

hmfzounf2advance4

The code works. We can speculate from this code that the new format could be:

[a-z][a-z][a-z][a-z][a-z][a-z][a-z][a-z][2-9]keyword[2-9]

We will test our theory with Yuri Alaric Nagassa’s codes:

The two ?? in jebbbsfj5??magnus3 can be interpreted as 13magnus:

jebbbsfj513magnus3

The other code can be discovered using ROT 4 on all characters to produce 3rdlaw as the keyword:

wczhmkua83rdlaw7

Stein Lightman’s first code fits into our new code format, with a keyword sub required for Misty’s Farm. Going a quick search for Misty Hannah Farm reveals this post which refers to Afram/Afarm.

ftruyqcx7afram3

The second of Stein Lightman’s code is also looking like it fits into the format, a quick atbash reveals accept as the keyword

atdjmcja4accept4

The code in H. Richard Loeb’s post is a simple reverse transposition

rovqdpaq9again4

From these, we can confirm that our speculation about the new code format is true.

[a-z]{8}[2-9]keyword[2-9]

We still don’t know when the old code format will expire. It’s likely there will be some codes using the old format with the JoJo’s Word of the Day puzzles.

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New Passcode Format

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